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Bengali Pride

Why they hate Shyama Prasad Mookerjee?

They can love Jinnah and Suhrawardi, but will keep on hating Shyama Prasad Mookerjee for no good reason.

Fraud of ‘Bengali identity’

To talk of ‘Bengali identity’ by bringing the Hindus and Muslims of West Bengal (and Bangladesh) together is not only false, but also ludicrous.

Why BJP failed in West Bengal & what it can do now

Modi-Shah did not know that a good proportion of Hindu Bengali of West Bengal would prefer to align with Muslim Bengali of Bangladesh than with Hindus of Bihar and UP.

AITC or IPAC: Who is running the show in West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee who has successfully led AITC since 1998, really needs an outsider like Prashant Kishor?

The Hindu-shaming of Hindu festivals

The subtle sermonizing on our festivals was not enough, that now the backdrop of our festivals has again become an opportunity for some to divide us on linguistic fault lines.

Breaking India: Bangla Pokkho in Bengal, like Kashmiriyat in Kashmir

Prima Facie, it would look like any regional linguistic movement, like Shiv Sena's Marathi Maanoos (Person) and Marathi Asmita (Pride) movement, or Tamizh Pride that Dravidian Parties project. But if we scratch the surface we will observe that it is a very smartly devised separatist movement under the guise of linguistic regionalistic sub-nationalism.

How secularism got ingrained in Bengali psyche and how it is exploited to disturb communal harmony in India for political gain

The opposition and left don’t or, perhaps, do realize that their cheap and dangerous politics instigating religious violence is creating a fissure between Hindus and Muslims and it will not easily heal.

The Wire’s Monobina Gupta is pondering over the idea of a new Bangladesh, this time within India

Monobina Gupta, Managing Editor of The Wire, has exclusively written a piece assessing the possibility of linguistic 'Bangla nationalism' the key driver leading to the creation of Bangladesh, as a counter to what she calls 'Hindi-Hindu nationalism'.

Fear of outsiders to stoke Nativism would not let her get votes

The fear of outsiders and how they can be used to stoke nativism among local population has been used time and again to hide failures of government.

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